These days people are starting to use vegan skin care products more and more, but people new to the products may have questions like: is it similar to cruelty-free skin care products, or do they include certain ingredients that you may want to avoid? In this article we’ll answer those questions for you, and more.
What are vegan skin care products?
If you’re not familiar with the vegan diet, it is a diet that is free of any meat or animal products of any kind, such as milk, eggs, cheese, and more. Just like the diet, vegan skin care products do not contain any animal byproducts. This means that these type of products do not contain some of the popular ingredients of other products, such as honey, beeswax, collagen, etc.
The difference between vegan and cruelty-free products
When people hear about a product that is vegan, they will automatically assume it is cruelty free, but that isn’t always the case. The term “cruelty-free” means that the product has not been tested on animals by the supplier or any other third-party company. Some products may be cruelty-free but are not vegan, so if you are looking for a vegan product, make sure you check the label and ingredients as they may still contain some of the items we mentioned above.
How to identify if a product is vegan
The first thing you need to do is check the ingredients for things like aloe, shea butter, or green tea, and other essential oils. If you are in a rush and don’t have time to read the label of every product, many vegan products have a label stating that it is a vegan product. Often grocery stores will have a whole section dedicated to vegan products, so make sure to check there.
Are vegan skin care products better for you?
I general, products that are plant based are better for your skin and have many benefits. Many of the ingredients in vegan skin care products like aloe vera, ginger, and mint, have been used for healing properties.
Vegan skin care products are also very rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and also contain anti-inflammatory properties, and because of the small list of ingredients it’s easier for you to find out what you’re putting into your body.
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